New Books!

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It’s no secret that we are a bunch of book lovers here at Schacht. When we get publisher catalogs, or when our favorite authors send us press releases, we get pretty excited. We are always looking for the latest and greatest weaving and spinning books to join the ranks. We’re also pretty happy because as of January all of our books and DVDs are shoppable!

Here are just a few new books that we’ve added to our line-up this year.

51 Yarns – $24.00
by Jacey Boggs Faulkner

Whether you’re just beginning or are already deep in the throes of your spinning adventure, here’s a brilliant array of challenges, indulgences, boredom-breakers, and downright just-fun-things-to-try. Dial ’em in, crank ’em out, and check ’em off to join the spinning world’s rank of joyful overachievers.

A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn – Coming soon! – $19.00
by Liz Gipson

Infinitely variable and wondrous stuff, is yarn. We love it, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem to love us back. A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn is one weaver’s attempt to unlock the mysteries of selecting yarns for weaving on the rigid-heddle loom, although the information is widely applicable to all loom types.

Written with the rigid-heddle weaver in mind, this book starts with selecting yarns, the biggest stumbling block for weavers, then dives into how to measure it, how it is made, and what it is made of. There are tips for buying yarn in all the ways you can find it.

Doubleweave – Revised + Expanded – $29.99
by Jennifer Moore

Double a loom’s weaving width, pattern potential, and your weaving knowledge with Jennifer Moore’s Doubleweave. In this revised and expanded edition, Jennifer reveals all her secrets, from basics to advanced techniques. Weave two layers of fabric at the same time, joining them at one edge for a doublewide piece or at both edges for pockets. Now even newer weavers can unlock the possibilities of doubleweave through Jennifer’s clear explanations and 12 projects.

Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave – $22.95
by Tina Ingell

If you’ve come to admire the clean and compelling designs from Vavmagazinet, then you are in for a treat with this specially curated collection of projects. Choose from rugs and throws, towels and table linens in a variety of weave structures. Working your way through this volume will teach you so much about weaving and the joy of creating beautiful woven textiles.

Overshot Simply: Understanding the Weave Structure – $34.95
by Susan Kesler-Simpson

There’s more to overshot than coverlets, and delving into this book will go a long way to dispelling your fears and misconceptions of a structure that looks more complicated than it really is. The author offers an in-depth discussion of the threading, treading and tie-ups for overshot, along with ways to manage selvedges and create borders. Twenty two projects offer much to inspire.

We are always adding new titles to our shelves, so keep an eye on our book and DVD page.

Benjamin Krudwig

Benjamin is the Content Manager at Schacht, and loves creating weaving and spinning content for the Schacht blog. His other spinning and weaving work can be seen in Handwoven, Spin-Off and the SIP Easy Weaving With Little Looms. You may find him on Instagram as @benjamin_krudwig